Dual Display using HDMI on a Nvidia Optimus laptop
Hello LQ community
I have an ASUS N56VM laptop and I have installed the latest Gnome flavour of Ubuntu (12.10)
I have an HDMI TV / Computer Display which I would like to connect as a second display and extend the desktop from the primary display to the second one (much like in Windows 7).
The laptop uses Nvidia Optimus technology and I don't think I have any proprietary nvidia drivers installed as when I installed Nvidia-settings it comes up with an error message saying that the NVidia X conf file is not in use or something to that effect.
Is there anyway to get this working seamlessly as like it is in windows?
I have installed Bumblebee and nvidia-common but whenever I try and use nvidia-xconfig it says:
nvidia-xconfig: command not found
How do I install this tool as it is obviously not installed currently.
lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF108 [GeForce GT 630M] (rev ff)
Have you installed a driver for your card yet?
You might get some help from this tutorial.
Read the entire How To before proceeding.
It is also possible to install the driver from Nvidia. They provide complete binary packages for linux for most of their cards. That said, distros like Ubuntu usually discourage this practice.
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